The reactionary base of the Republican Party has never been especially enthusiastic about the candidacy of John McCain. But now, for the first time, they're really excited about the chance that he might win the election.
After which, they hope, he'll die.
It's not that they dislike him so much that they actually wish him ill. But they're salivating at the thought that their new darling, Sarah Palin, might become the President of the United States. And, unfortunately for John McCain, there's only one way that can happen.
The Secret Service, as you know, has the responsibility of protecting John McCain from his enemies.
If he wins the election, they may have to start protecting him from his friends.